Jack Lee (Wilfrid John Raymond Lee)

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Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, UK
British director Jack Lee studied photography at Regent Street Polytechnic, and in 1938 he was hired by GPO Film as a documentary cameraman. He shot a lot of footage, at great personal risk, during the Nazi bombing campaign during World War II against London, known as "The Blitz", and began his directorial career with two wartime documentaries, The Pilot Is Safe (1941) and Ordinary People (1942). He made his first feature film in 1947, The Woman in the Hall (1947), followed by a picture about the sport of speedway racing, Maniacs on Wheels (1949). Read more...